Getting access to DiscourseDB

Test out the software? If you would like to try discoursedb just to see what the infrastructure is capable of, please email, letting us know who you are, and we’ll give you access to a sample dataset. You do need to have a Google ID to use the browser – this is usually a gmail address, but you can register any email with Google (via

Access research data? We will also be making research datasets available through the DiscourseDB browser, but this requires some conversation and paperwork, since the data is IRB protected. Contact us at

Set up your own server? DiscourseDB is open source software, so if you’d like to set up your own server, feel free to download it, and you can ask for help at or by opening an issue on the appropriate github project.